UNC cancer center scientist awarded lung cancer research grant

February 19, 2008 — The National Lung Cancer Partnership has awarded Dr. Albert Baldwin, a researcher at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, a two-year $100,000 LUNGevity Foundation Research Grant.

Baldwin, an associate director of the Lineberger Center and the William Rand Kenan professor of biology and cancer cell biology in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences’ biology department, will use the grant to study how normal cells are transformed into cancer cells through molecular changes.

The proposal for the research is titled, “Targeting NF-Kappa B as a New Treatment Option for Lung Cancer.”

UNC Lineberger contact: Dianne Shaw, (919) 966-7834 or dgs@med.unc.edu